December 17, 2013

Financial speculation with agricultural commodities: University of Halle-Wittenberg issues academic opinion on the position paper of Foodwatch

This article takes a critical stand on the position paper presented by Foodwatch on November 21st, 2013, from the perspective of economics and business ethics.

“The “Hunger Makers” campaign is counter-productive especially with regard to the moral objective of combating worldwide hunger. That is because it directs public attention away from the really relevant reforms that are urgently needed in order to improve global food security.”

Ingo Pies, Chair of Business Ethics, and Thomas Glauben, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe


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Environmental and Social (ES) Policy Framework (PDF)

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